Cardiff Met’s Brad Woolridge praised his side’s “good performance” after reaching the Semi Finals of the Nathaniel MG Cup.
Captain Bradley Woolridge praised his side’s “good performance” after reaching the Semi Finals of the Nathaniel MG Cup for the second consecutive season, defeating Haverfordwest County.
Two goals from Adam Roscrow and one apiece from Sam Snaith, Eliot Evans, Matt Neale and Tim Parker helped seal a 6-0 win for the Met, where they will play away at Connah’s Quay Nomads on the weekend of the 23rd/24th November.
Having been out injured since January, the 25-year-old was glad to be playing again, where he played the whole ninety minutes.
“Tired, it was a 6-0 nil game but it felt tough, it was frantic, it was end to end (and) they were quite aggressive in how they played.”
“They left three players high all the time and playing with the back three it made it difficult for us, but at the same time it gave the boys high up the pitch, chances to be one on one.”
“Adam (Roscrow) and Sam (Snaith) knew enough every time they got it, they were one on one against their centre half and you know if we have to make it frantic game, we have to make it tough and we can leave them, you know one on one up there.”
“So yeah, good performance nice to get a win and get back.”
So, what next for Bradley?
“Hahaha I Need to try and get fit, hopefully don’t play out on the left again, it’s ok it’s good to get minutes.”
“Obviously, I’ve been playing about a month ago and then struggled with a bit of a strain, so haven’t really played again for the last sort of three weeks, so yeah just keep trying to get fit, try to get healthy and yeah keep getting minutes under my belt.”
With Kyle McCarthy stepping in as captain for the injured Woolridge, the returning defender described how he was given back the captain’s armband back.
“Yeah, it’s fantastic I didn’t really know if I’d be captain, you know coming back in. He said. “Kyle’s done such a good job, but yeah, he came up to me in the changing room and he gave me the armband which is nice.
“It’s nice to have the privilege of wearing the armband and yeah, it’s nice to be back on the pitch.”
After some confusion on who scored their fifth goal involving second half substitutes Tim Parker and Matt Neale, Brad was glad that the goal stood, which helped them claim their biggest win in the Nathaniel MG Cup.
“Haha, Well I am just glad it wasn’t given for offside, because if it was I’d have a few words with Matt.” (Neale), laughs. “But I couldn’t see I was too far away, I’m guessing it was Matt Neale but I couldn’t see.”
Christian Edwards made one change from Sunday’s draw with Carmarthen Town with Joel Edwards missing out because of injury, but Brad hopes to see him back in Saturday’s S4C ‘s Live night game against Bala which is to kick off at 19:30.
“Yeah hopefully, we play Bala away on Saturday, he’s been struggling for a while with his ankle, so hope it’ll be good for him to have bit of a rest, tonight and yeah hopefully he will be ready to go again Saturday.”
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